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When a war pensioner dies

We may pay expenses of £2,200 towards the cost of a funeral where a veteran dies and:

  • Death was due to service
  • War Pensions Constant Attendance Allowance was being paid or would have been paid had the pensioner not been in hospital when they died
  • Unemployability Supplement was in payment at the time of death and the War Pension was being paid at the 80% rate or higher.

You will not have to pay any of the money back from the estate of the person who died.

A claim for funeral expenses should be made within 3 months of the date of the funeral.

To claim you need to contact Veterans UK.

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